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Agronomic Yield of Perennial Crops ; treatments G5 - G10

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Agronomic yield from the poplar trees and the 5 herbaceous perennial crops; switchgrass, miscanthus, mixed grasses, old field and native prairie. These treatments are part of the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment located on the Arlington and KBS GLBRC Intensive sites. Yield data for these treatments are given as dry matter.

Microplots were established on the perennial crops to look at the affects of fertilization on yield. Treatments G5, G6, G7, G8, G9 are normally fertilized so the microplot was unfertilized and G10 does not receive fertilizer so the G10 microplot was fertilized.

This datatable is part of the GLBRC Agronomic Yields dataset. This data set contains information about agronomic yields for the GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment, the Stover Removal Experiment and the Unfertilized/fertilized Experiment at Kellogg Biological Station and Arlington and also for the GLBRC Scale-up experiment and Switchgrass N-rate experiments at KBS. Perennial treatments include herbaceous perennials- switchgrass, miscanthus, grass mix, old field and prairie (G5,G6, G7, G9 and G10) and poplar trees (G8) . Annual treatments include continuous corn (G1), and during 2008-2011 corn-soybean–canola rotations (G2-G4). In 2012 ,G2-G4 treatments no longer planted canola and added cover crops to a corn-soy rotation. Agronomic yields are measured during normal crop harvest by machine harvesters appropriate to each crop as described in the GLBRC Agronomic Protocol.


Experiment: GLBRC Biofuel Cropping System Experiment
Data available from: January 2008 to January 2018
Dataset: GLBRC081
Datatable ID: GLBRC081-002.95
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Last Updated 2020-04-14
Variate Description Units
year growing season year(s)
harvest date harvest date
site location of experiment
main or microplot experiment where the crop was harvested from
crop plant(s) for harvest
treatment experimental treatment
replicate replicate block nested in treatment
wi plot id Arlington's plot code
fraction part of the plant that was harvested
field section section of the field harvested
n treatment nitrogen application to the field
area harvested ft2 area harvested squarefoot
dry matter yield Mg ha yield as dry matter Mg/ha
moisture at harvest percent moisture measured at harvest %
comments comment on the data row
dry matter yield ton acre yield as dry matter tons/acre

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Data Excerpt

year harvest_date site main_or_microplot crop treatment replicate wi_plot_id fraction field_section n_treatment area_harvested_ft2 dry_matter_yield_mg_ha moisture_at_harvest comments dry_matter_yield_ton_acre
2018 2018-10-24 KBS fertilized subplot restored prairie G10 R1 whole east nitrogen applied 984.225 7.32991828619596 35.8134 3.2764734739296
2018 2018-10-24 KBS subplot control restored prairie G10 R1 whole west no nitrogen applied 984.225 7.25550077118443 33.2477 3.24320884471944
2018 2018-10-25 KBS main restored prairie G10 R1 whole no nitrogen applied 8464.335 6.06916157795574 34.8231 2.71291522534622
2018 2018-10-25 KBS main restored prairie G10 R2 whole main no nitrogen applied 8398.72 8.07908290334963 32.9958 3.61135005779728
2018 2018-10-24 KBS subplot control restored prairie G10 R2 whole east no nitrogen applied 984.225 8.43120172731043 32.6875 3.76874717210776
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